Monday, September 16, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Cody Walker.



Cody Walker plays Creon in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Cody Walker: I read Antigone in ninth grade, and I really, really enjoyed it. It was one of my favorite things I read all year. When I found out Civic was doing it, I was really excited. Then I saw Neil Radtke was directing, and I saw Night of the Living Dead last year and I thought it would be fun to work with him on a show.

Q: Who is Creon? What is he like?
C.W.: Creon is the newly anointed King of Thebes. He is about control and power, wanting to show the citizens of Thebes that he is not going to bend to his family or friends.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
C.W.: Poseidon. Water is cool, and I like that he's the god of water.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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